Lightwave Logic Reports on Testing and Fabrication Progress of Initial All-Optical Waveguides by City University of New York
NEWARK, Del., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLG.OB), a technology company focused on the development of a Next Generation Non Linear Optical Polymer Materials Platform for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, provided a progress report on testing and fabrication progress of initial all-optical waveguides.
The testing and fabrication conducted by the City University of New York’s (CUNY) team at the Laboratory for Nano and Micro Photonics using one of Lightwave’s Third-order chromophore materials, Perkinamine(TM) NR have confirmed that the material’s non-linear optical coefficient compares favorably to best known materials but with unprecedented thermal stability for an organic material.
A chromophore is an advanced type of dye that imparts sensitivity to light of a resulting organic polymer.
The tests conducted employed a z-scan based two photon absorption measurement on a cross section of the material which furthered the understanding of the optical properties. This material had been previously tested by Lehigh University using a 4-wave mixing technique.
Dave Eaton, Chief Scientific Officer for Lightwave Logic commented, “Our Perkinamine(TM) NR was approximately 10 times more responsive than gallium arsenide and about 4 times better than known organic non-linear materials previously seen while successfully withstanding semiconductor process temperatures of 170C.”
Professor Vinod Menon who oversaw the testing remarked, “With the necessary measurements behind us, we now intend to employ a new deposition methodology in our next series of waveguides. This will allow us to build our first fully functional devices with commercial potential.”
Jim Marcelli, Chief Executive Officer of Lightwave said, “We are very much encouraged by the demonstrated results of our advanced materials platform. With commercial-grade waveguide prototypes soon to be fabricated, we will be better able to target specific devices for applications in several markets that we have been exploring. It is becoming increasing clear that superior thermal and optical stability of our Perkinamine(TM) family of chromophores is a huge competitive advantage and can make organic polymers not only a viable alternative from a cost perspective, but also a vast performance improvement over existing inorganic materials.”
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Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a development stage company that is producing prototype electro-optic demonstration devices and is moving toward commercialization of its high-activity, high-stability organic polymers for applications in electro-optical device markets. Electro-optical devices convert data from electric signals into optical signals for use in high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications systems and optical computers. Please visit the Company’s website, www.lightwavelogic.com for more information.
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